Germany announces a potential grant of R$ 1 billion with a focus on the environment and social justice
February 17, 2023
On a visit to Brazil at the end of January, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development also met with civil society to talk about a just energy transition
The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, was in Brazil for a series of meetings, including an engagement at the residence of the General Consul of Germany, Martina Hackelberg. Victoria Santos (in the photo below, in the center), the coordinator of the Just Transition Initiative of Industry at iCS, was also in attendance. On the agenda was the just energy transition with a focus on gender diversity. During her visit to the country, the minister also announced the potential grant of more than R$ 1 billion in the first hundred days of the Lula government, not only for forest conservation, but also for Amazonian studies and social issues. The proposal for climate cooperation that goes beyond the Amazon Fund, incidentally, is also a request by the states from the region. Read more in a report by Folha.
Photo: Victoria Santos (in the center, in red), accompanied by Martina Hackelberg – Consul General of Germany (on her right side), Svenja Schulze – Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (next to Martina), Thorsten Schäfer- Gümbel – spokesperson of the GIZ board (first left) and other participants at the meeting. Credit: GKSP/Photographer Jessica Mangaba
Strengthen the watchdog capacity of civil society in relation to the commitments made at the national and subnational level and by the private sector that contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Strengthen the climate policy of Brazil, especially by updating and strengthening the PNMC and revisiting its governance in the light of the Paris Agreement, ensuring the participation of the different actors and that the concepts of social justice, equity and climate racism are taken into consideration.
Ensure the incorporation of the full extent of the climate risks and impacts in the credit pricing, investment decisions and insurance coverage, through the use of regulatory and financial instruments and the incorporation of the climate agenda in the concept of fiduciary duty of the economic agents.
Stimulate the direction of public and private investments towards an infrastructure that is aligned with the transition to a low carbon economy through the advance of regulations and the promotion of access to “green” lines of credit.
Area 3 – Agents of change for climate action
Agents of change who must play a leading role in the just transition to a low carbon economy.
Strengthen the mobilization and the civic engagement in relation to climate change in the electoral processes, by raising the awareness of the electorate and the promotion of the communication capacity of the Amazonian organizations.
Engage the urban population of the Amazon in the defense of the social and environmental integrity in the cities of the Amazon and contribute to the advancement of the climate agenda, with the strengthened local civil society to play a leading role in the changes.
Promote the leadership of the Afro-descendant population in the climate debate and their fair participation in the decision-making processes, allowing them to promote solutions that are compatible with their security and rights and appropriate intersectoral climate actions and policies.
Strengthen the competitiveness of the renewable sources through the reform of the electric sector and promote the preparation of the regional development plans in the Northeast, guaranteeing the universal access to safe and accessible energy to everybody.
Promote the transition of the strategic industrial sectors to comply with a low carbon economic structure, considering the opportunities offered by energy efficiency, electrification, low carbon fuels such as biomethane and green hydrogen, as well as possible disruptive technologies.
Strengthen the implementation of the Forest Code by the strengthening of the command and control mechanisms, the consolidation and improvement of regulations, the support/promotion of technical assistance and economic incentives.
Strengthen the bioeconomy as a promoter of local and regional development, preserving the environmental integrity, increasing the leading role of the traditional populations and promoting their greater insertion in the national GDP and in our R&D&I policy.
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